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Tightwire (ffo: The Queers, Teenage Bottle Rocket) stream video for new single, “Six Feet Deep”

Tightwire is a Minneapolis pop-punk band that has been gracing Mid-West stages since 2016. Their debut album, “Six Feet Deep” drops this Friday, (10/16/18) on Red Scare Industries, who have played host to bands like The Lillingtons, The Copyrights and TBR. They’ve hooked-up with Dying Scene for the scoop on the band’s new title-track music video.

Six Feet Deep is a woeful love ballad… kind of, except it clocks in at a-minute-and-a-half long. It goes well with The Queers’ classic, Debra Jean, and is for anyone with a broken-hearted “DNR” tattoo.

While I can’t boast one of those, I can say that I know the feeling well, and this is easy listening music on any lonely Saturday night.  It’s old-fashioned pop-punk for wallflowers and left-overs, skeezers, steezers, and sleazers. They’ve got a few rad dates coming up with Kung-Fu Necktie, Teenage Bottle Rocket, Dillinger 4, and OWTH, to check out if they come through your town. Be sure and pick up the album when it drops on Friday and peep the first-take of Tightwire’s new video for “Six Feet Deep” with those show dates below.



Direct Hit (pop-punk) stream new video for “Different Universe”

Milwaukee pop-punk outfit Direct Hit are now streaming their new music video for their single “Different Universe”, off their upcoming album “Crown of Nothing.”

“Crown of Nothing”, which you can pre-order right here, is due out on November 9th via Fat Wreck Chords. It will be the band’s first full-length album since the 2016 release of “Wasted Mind.”

You can check out the cinematic new music video below.



Parasites and The Raging Nathans stream new split EP

New Jersey pop-punk act Parasites and Ohio pop-punks The Raging Nathans are streaming their new split EP that was released on July 15th via Rad Girlfriend Records.

You can give it a listen below.

Parasites last released Rock You Like A Funnel Cake in 2015, while The Raging Nathans last released Cheap Fame in February 2018.



Rival Town release music video for “A New Normal”

Thunder Bay, Ontario pop punk act Rival Town have released a video for their new single “A New Normal,” which as released on October 4th.

The song is a heart-wrenching one that deals with two of the members losing their mother to brain cancer last fall.  You can check it out below.

Rival Town last released the single, “Hide,” in July 2018.



DS Exclusive: Josh Caterer on “Into The Agony,” Smoking Popes’ first ‘original lineup’ album in two decades

Sometimes when I conduct an interview with an artist I’m a fan of, I find it best to pull out a few noteworthy quotes, craft them into a story that I find interesting, and then allow the reader to click through to read our full conversation to provide some level of context. Usually, this finds me asking the subject a number of sort-of fleshed out questions and engaging in a conversation that goes somewhat as planned, and I can almost start to write part of the story in my head as we’re talking. I try to go in with more material than I need, and don’t always get to touch on all of it. But even by my own standards, I had a lot of questions for Josh Caterer.

I’ve been a fan of seminal Chicago band Smoking Popes for the last couple of decades, So when the opportunity presented itself to chat with the band’s songwriter, frontman and principle voice about their new album, Into The Agony, I jumped, even though it came with little in the way of lead time. Given that we’ve never spoken for Dying Scene before, there’s a lot of subject matter to mine: obviously I wanted to talk about the new album, because it’s stellar and upbeat and incredibly melancholy at the same time. And obviously I wanted to talk about the changes in band dynamics that came with founding drummer Mike Felumlee’s return to the band a couple years ago after a decade out of the fold. And about their sticking with Asian Man Records. And my daughter wanted to know if he actually ever broke his arm on stage. And I wanted to ask about issues of faith and politics and punk rock, particularly in the present sociopolitical climate in this country. And about the idea that Smoking Popes seem to exist at that curious intersection of “Bands That Are Immensely Influential Avenue” and “Bands That Are Wildly Underrated Boulevard.” And maybe even his thoughts on whether or not Smoking Popes were miscategorized as a “punk” band early on, particularly when held up against some of the more noteworthy alternative bands that they came through the ranks with. And while we did touch on a few of those things, a funny thing happened on the way to the Forum.

That funny thing, as it turned out, was Judy Garland.

In hindsight, had I been paying close enough attention, I should have seen it coming. A black and white picture of Garland serves as the focal piece of the cover art of Into The Agony, and the album’s halfway point is marked by a cover of “Get Happy,” a tune first popularized by Garland in the 1950 movie Summer Stock. But Garland’s presence on this album runs far, far deeper than that. It might be presumptuous to assume that most readers of Dying Scene are primarily aware of Garland due to her iconic performance as Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz. Perhaps unsurprisingly given the “child star” nature of the early part of her life, Garland would go on to have a career that spanned more than four decades, though she became a quintessentially tragic figure (much to her chagrin), long battling issues of an unstable home life, chaotic and at times abusive interpersonal relationships, alcoholism and substance addiction, mental health and more all while desperately trying to put on a brave, happy face and bring joy to the masses through her art.

Stylistic differences aside, that’s a profile ripe for exploration by a punk rock songwriter, especially one with a penchant for crafting poetic tales of love – albeit sometimes unrequited – and loss and hope and heartbreak all with a tremendous pop sensibility. Now rest assured Popes fans; Into The Agony is not a Judy Garland-themed rock opera, not by any stretch. While the idea of diving into the agony might be the central thread that ties the album together, it finds specific inspiration from issues that are both macro and micro, political and personal. There’s despair, for sure – these are desperate times – but there’s a trademark Smoking Popes sense of optimism present in droves, sometimes defiantly so.

With that as a bit of a teaser, I decided in this case to just let our conversation stand for itself, because I found it one of the most interesting chats I’ve had in the roughly 100 interviews I’ve run here at Dying Scene. It was challenging, thoughtful (and thought-provoking), funny, and a little melancholy. We talk about the specifics behind a few tracks, for sure, and also talk about the nervousness that comes with actually revealing the backstory to a song, thereby stripping the listener of the context they’ve provided to the song. And we of course talked a little about the band’s history and the renewed energy they’ve found since Felumlee rejoined the ranks. Head below to check out our full conversation with Josh Caterer. You can also head here to check out Into The Agony for yourself, and head here to see where you can catch the Popes on the road!



Japanese pop-punks Something Holiday announce new EP “Four Reasons”

Something Holiday, a 4 piece pop-punk band from Osaka, Japan, have announced a new EP titled Four Reasons. The EP will be their 3rd released, and will be their first new music in 3 years.

Four Reasons is set to drop on November 3rd, with a music video for the lead track “What The Hell” coming soon. The band have also announced a combined release and 6th anniversary show also on November 3rd. The show will take place at 246 Juso, a venue in Osaka, Japan, with supports Stay Home Alone, Good Grief, and Certain.

You can find the cover art and live show information below. If you’re wanting to check out Something Holiday before their EP drops, check out their latest music video here, and their first EP and demo on bandcamp here.



New Video: Bad Cop/Bad Cop perform “Amputations” on Live From The Rock Room

Bad Cop/Bad Cop recently finished a pretty successful run opening a full US tour for Frank Turner. On their way through Chicago, the badass foursome stopped by Mike Felumlee’s house and performed a few songs for Live From The Rock Room. The first of those songs, “Amputations,” is now available for your listening and viewing pleasure. Check it out below!

“Amputations” appears on Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s latest and greatest album, last year’s Warriors (Fat Wreck Chords).



Monuments (progressive metal) release new album “Phronesis”

Australian punk quintet Monuments have release their latest album, “Phronesis”, on October 5th via Century Media. This long-awaited album release is the band’s first release since 2014’s “The Amanuensis.”

Monuments is currently embarking on a European tour in support of their latest release, with special guests Vola and Atlas. You can see the full list of tour dates and locations below, along with the lyric video for their single “Mirror Image.”

“Phronesis” can be streamed in full here.



Tightwire (punk) release music video for “Draggin Me”

Minnesotan punks Tightwire have released a music video for their song “Draggin Me.”

You can check it out below.

“Draggin Me” comes from the bands’ upcoming debut album, Six Feet Deep, which is set to be released on October 19th via Red Scare Industries.



Goalkeeper (pop-punk) release music video for “Nothing At All”

South Jersey/Philadelphia pop-punk act Goalkeeper have released a music video for their new single, “Nothing At All,” which was released on September 21st.

You can check it out below.

Goalkeeper last released the single “Screwdriver” in January 2018.



Useless ID to release new EP “7 Hits From Hell” on Fat Wreck Chords

On November 16th Israeli punk veterans Useless ID will be releasing a new EP titled “7 Hits From Hell” on Fat Wreck Chords. It will feature 7 new songs in less than 5 minutes. Breaking regular protocol, the label is not streaming a track from the release to accompany the announcement but we’ll keep you posted as soon as some new tuneage hits the interwebs.

Useless ID released their last album, State is Burning in 2016 through Fat.



Stream new EP “Dead Romance” from “Ramones-Core” pop-punk act Burger Weekends

Carrying the torch of Romones-esque pop-punk, German punk act Burger Weekends have just released a stellar new EP titled “Dead Romance” that has great harmonies, oohs and aahs, and fantastic production quality. Bust out the bubblegum and your black leather jacket, jack in your headphones and get rockin’ below.



Gentlemen Prefer Blood (pop punk) stream new record “Weathered”

Los Angeles pop punkers Gentlemen Prefer Blood have released their new album, “Weathered”, and you can stream the whole thing right here.

The album, released through La Escalara Records, is the band’s first release since its split record with Black Dots in April 2017.





Flanders72 stream new album “This Is A Punk Rock Club”

Brazilian punk outfit Flanders72 have just released their fourth album titled, “This Is A Punk Rock Club.”

This album follows up the release of “Glad to See You Surf” and “Atomic.”

Scope it out below.



Wicked Bears (pop punk) stream new video for “Chattering Teeth”

Salt Lake act Wicked Bears have just released a new video for their track ” Chattering Teeth” which was released earlier this month. The three piece were last seen with their 2017 album Tuning Out via Hidden Home Records. 

Check out the new video below!